Tender Taxes

Tender Taxes Towards the end of his life the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote nearly four hundred poems in French notably the two collections published as Les Fen tres The Windows and Les Roses The e

  • Title: Tender Taxes
  • Author: Jo Shapcott
  • ISBN: 9780571202522
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • Towards the end of his life the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke 1875 1926 wrote nearly four hundred poems in French notably the two collections published as Les Fen tres The Windows and Les Roses The emergence of a French Rilke provides the starting point rather than the terminus for Jo Shapcott s new collection, Tender Taxes, which re imagines Rilke s brief and fugiTowards the end of his life the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke 1875 1926 wrote nearly four hundred poems in French notably the two collections published as Les Fen tres The Windows and Les Roses The emergence of a French Rilke provides the starting point rather than the terminus for Jo Shapcott s new collection, Tender Taxes, which re imagines Rilke s brief and fugitive lyrics as English poems The occasion is Rilke, but these are than versions Shapcott s poems address this, arguing with the originals, crossing and re crossing the frontier between translation and origination Rilke and Shapcott are brought together in the shared incognito of a foreign language, speaking English through a French mouth.

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